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mandate on healthcare.gov, yes or no? >> i don't know. >> i do. it's no. on october 15th "politico" reported that if the online system for getting into obamacare coverage is rickety, the system for getting out of the mandate doesn't even exist yet. hhs says it will take another month at least for the administration to finalize the forms for the hardship exemption from the individual mandate. why has it taken three and one half years to finalize a simple application form for an exemption from the individual mandate? >> well, sir as you know the individual mandate is not in place until next year. we have, made it very clear that if somebody is medicaid eligible in a state that doesn't choose -- >> my last question and my last second, estimated 16 million people in the individual market have or will receive cancellation notices, stating their health insurance coverage does not meet minimum coverage requirements of the affordable care act. the bill specifically grants, you, madam secretary the power to determine cite sear yaw for hardship exemption. will you provide all of these indivi
to tell you about with the obama healthcare exchange. web psy crashing so oven, now there are plans to should i down for several hours each night. >>> huge demonstrations in tehran to mark 34 years since iranian hostage crisis. protesters chanting, death to america, raises new concerns about american efforts to negotiate with iran on its nuclear program. much. >>> a man charged with walking into one of america's busiest airport, opening fire, terrorizing travelers and shooting one tsa agent dead. what it means about the future of airport security in this country. it is all "happening now." jon: well, that there's a new push to hit the pause button on rollout of obamacare amid brand new troubles with the federal health care website. welcome to the monday edition of "happening now." i'm jon scott. >> hi, everybody, great to see you today. i'm jenna lee. anxiety is rising across the country as americans experience growing frustration with this dysfunctional website. now the outages are going to become a regular thing over the next few days. the obama administration announcing that the
responsibility for the failures. >> i am as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare.gov. so let me say directly to these americans, you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. and i'm committed to earning your confidence back by fixing the site. we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional and we clearly failed to do to date although i would suggest the website has never crashed. it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. i was informed that we were ready to launch on october 1st. the contractors who we had as our private partners told us and told this committee that they had never suggested a delay, and that is accurate. our cms team felt we were ready to go. i told the president that we were ready to go. clearly i was wrong. jon: charlie hirt is a columnist for "the washington times." hold me accountable she says. i'm responsible. so what should happen now, charlie? >> well, it was like listening to some sort of representative from an alternate universe
millions of people visited healthcare.gov. but they dodged all the questions how many people actually purchased polys. now administration documents show only six people managed to sign up for insurance policies on the first day of the exchanges. although the white house says these numbers are not official. and to add to the technical issues keeping people off the site, thousands are now getting letters in the mail telling them their current plans are canceled because of the arrival of obamacare. we have all remember the president selling the affordable care act to the american voters by saying, if they liked their insurance policy, they could keep it. listen. >> like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. >> well now the president is trying to clarify that promise. here he is in boston on wednesday. >> if you had one of these substandard plans before the affordable care act became law and you really liked that plan, you are able to keep it. that's what i said when i was runni
it had a network failure that impacted a number of clients including healthcare.gov. they committed to fixing the problem as soon as possible, end quote there. louisiana governor bobby jindal on "fox news sunday" said we don't need washington running health care and warns problems with the website are only the begining. >> i think they will eventually fix the website. let's remember this is the easy part. the real critical issue is when it comes time to schedule your grandmother's cancer surgery. this is symptom of a bigger problem. is this most incompetent or liberal administration in recent history. this issue and policy, to quote hillary clinton, what difference does it make? jenna: strong words from the governor there. california congressman javier becerra, wants to know from secretary sebelius when she believes the website will be up and running adding there is more important to fix the website than accounting of blame. >> whether private contractors got taxpayer money. whether the health agency personnel who bottom money, or members of congress responsible for the oversight of
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